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Gay man attacked by Trump supporters

A gay man from Calgary has reported that he was attacked by supporters of President Elect Donald Trump on election night. Chris Ball was watching the results come in at a bar in South California and as the evening went on, the atmosphere in the bar became tense. Chris says that before long, some of […]

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Sports Minister criticises FA boss’s views on gay players

The Sports Minister Tracey Crough has commented that gay footballers should have more encouragement and support to come out. Her announcement comes in the wake of FA chairman Greg Clarke’s comments in which he recommended against any player coming out at the moment. His comments were raised in the Commons by SNP MP Hannah Bardell […]

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Exciting Plans for Exeter Pride 2017

EXCITING plans are being made for Exeter Pride on Saturday, May 13, 2017. It will be the biggest free celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) communities in the county of Devon – and is one of the first in the UK summer calendar of similar such events. The ninth annual event will […]

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Unfairly convicted gay men to get pardon

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Gay men in England and Wales who were convicted of now-abolished sexual offences will receive an official pardon, the government has announced. There are currently thousands of men in the UK who were convicted under laws which made consensual same-sex acts illegal, even though they are perfectly legal today. The un-equal age of consent and […]

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Pope welcomes homosexuals, but dismisses LGBT issues in education

Pope Francis has continued to surprise the Catholic world by calling for homosexuals and transsexuals to be accepted and embraced by the Church. However, he did add that he is strongly opposed to schools promoting or endorsing such tendencies. The official line from the Vatican is that homosexual acts are sinful but homosexuality as an orientation […]

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First pride flag in space

LGBTs have now officially made their mark on space! Not content with having out flag flying over town halls on Pride day, the rainbow flag has now made its way into space! The flag was reportedly sent up with the aid of a high-altitude balloon in August and the GoPro footage has just been released. […]

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Boy stands in the way of anti-gay march

A photo is circulating on the internet of a 12 year old boy standing up to thousands of people on an anti-gay march in Mexico. Taken at the weekend, the boy is shown standing in the road in front of 11,000 protesters with his arms open wide. It later emerged that the young boy has […]

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New condom guidelines published

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have issued draft consultation on making condoms more accessible to the 16-24 age group. The document is aimed primarily at local authorities and other organisations that currently provide or are considering the provision of free condoms. Produced just days after an NHS decision not to provide […]

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British singer adds gay slant to Cheers theme tune

British singer K Anderson has added a distinctly gay slant to a classic and well-loved theme tune. The 80s TV show Cheers, which was based around a bar in Boston, had a notoriously catchy theme tune which K Anderson felt was especially apt for the LGBT+ community. The original song was sung by Gary Portnoy […]

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1 in 12 adoptions in England now to same-sex couples

Three in four LGBT people going through the adoption process actively consider adopting siblings, according to new research by New Family Social. However, the majority are matched with a single child first or are told no suitable match is available. The report Strength in Numbers: LGBT people on adopting siblings recommends that when approved LGBT […]

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World AIDS Day – Don’t forget your ribbon on 1st December

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World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in […]

Warwick rowers strip for equality

The multiple award-winning and globally acclaimed Warwick Rowers announce the official launch of their 2017 calendar with the release of a […]

Launch of World’s Fastest HIV Self Test in UK

Ahead of European HIV Testing Week (18-25 November), the world’s fastest HIV self-test will go on sale in the UK, […]

Gay man attacked by Trump supporters

A gay man from Calgary has reported that he was attacked by supporters of President Elect Donald Trump on election […]

Sports Minister criticises FA boss’s views on gay players

The Sports Minister Tracey Crough has commented that gay footballers should have more encouragement and support to come out. Her […]

Aberystwyth University named Black History Month Diversity Champion

  Aberystwyth University has been named a 2016 Black History Month Diversity Champion. The award was given in recognition of […]